Unlimited Technology, a systems integrator, announced their partnership with Virginia-based Integrated Security Technologies, a security integrator specializing in government, healthcare, education, data center and commercial sectors. This partnership is the first for Unlimited Technology, which recently received an investment from private equity funds managed by Lee Equity Partners.

With a full lifecycle approach to ensure absolute protection, IST provides security and safety systems including total door openings, integrated and logical access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, and compliance tracking. SDM Magazine ranked IST at 16th on its 2021 Top Systems Integrators list. Unlimited Technology was recently named as SDM’s 2021 Systems Integrator of the Year.

“This partnership expands our leadership position in the Eastern Seaboard and adds expertise serving the highly regulated Federal Government sector,” said John Palumbo, CEO of Unlimited Technology. “We are excited to partner with IST’s team of highly trained, seasoned security experts who have successfully managed hundreds of complex, large-scale integrated security and IT projects throughout the United States,”

Both businesses see the partnership as a strong strategic fit, aligning with Unlimited’s strategy. IST’s management team, including CEO Alexander Oppenhimer, COO Michael Margolis, Chief Strategy Officer Michael Ruddo, and President Jon Langhorst, will continue to lead IST and will retain meaningful equity ownership in the go-forward business.

“Since our founding in 1997, IST has grown to become the largest independent systems integrator in the Washington, D.C. region. We evaluated many strategic options for the future of IST and are pleased to have selected Unlimited Technology as the best partner to advance our shared vision,” said Alexander Oppenhimer, CEO of IST. “We look forward to partnering with John and the entire Unlimited Technology team to expand our combined client bases, geographic footprint, and service offerings.”